EXCLUSIVE: Lionheart (Corazón de León), which is one of the most successful Argentine films of all time with over two million movie tickets sold, will get the Italian remake treatment after Fremantle-owned Wildside secures the landing rights.
The deal, which was negotiated by Filmsharks’ The Remake Co, is the last such pact on the title after remakes in Colombia, Mexico and Peru, as well as in Europe where Gaumont created the French language. For love (A man up to the task), which starred Jean Dujardin and grossed over $ 5 million in France.
The original film, directed by Marcos Carnevale, starred Julieta Díaz, Mauricio Dayub and Guillermo Francella. The story follows a lawyer who, after losing her cell phone, receives a call from the person who found it. They talk and get along very fast, but she is shocked when she sees that he is very small.
Wildside, directed by Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Mieli, has credits including that of Paolo Sorrentino The new pope and Woody Allen’s Rifkin Festival.